Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: RIP Bill Bauknecht

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: RIP Bill Bauknecht: Bill Bauknecht RIP              God Speed my friend. The warrior has fought the courageous fight.   The battle of the d...

RIP Bill Bauknecht


Bill Bauknecht RIP             God Speed my friend.





The warrior has fought the courageous fight. 
The battle of the dark night of the soul is won. 
New energy now fills the Warrior. 
A new path is now laid before them. 
A gentler path filled with the inner-knowing 
of one who has personal empowerment.





With their personal battle won, they are filled with joy. 
A new awareness that they are one with the Spirit beams 
as they go forth to show others the way. 
They are not permitted to walk the path for others. 
They can only love, guide and be a living example 
of the Truth of their being.







Thank you for being a mentor and a friend.

Robb Buckland

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: Hide & Seek

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: Hide & Seek: Succeed or fail at our process there are two sets of footprints in the sand . In fitness, life love and martial arts we hit plateaus and...

Hide & Seek

Succeed or fail at our process there are two sets of footprints in the sand.
In fitness, life love and martial arts we hit plateaus and we meet with failures,
It's not trying that is unacceptable.
There is nothing wrong with celebrating success
but true victory comes from heeding the lessons of failure.



Again this week suffering from writers block I turned to
 Denise 'Blogger of the Heart' Davis, who said,

Expecting better relationships by doing the same thing over and over is failing. 
If you want true, unconditional love there's only 'ONE' who can give you that.
Everyone else will fail you at some point in your life.
At your lowest points it's frustrating to only see one set of foot prints in the sand.



I've been blessed with a large pool of mentors.
Each time I hit a 'sticking point' I turn to one for explanation and / or motivation.
More often than not the 'truth' we seek is not as mysterious
 as most would have you believe.The 'trick' is to not 'buy the popcorn'.

In sales we say 'keep it simple stupid'.
Art Rabesas' explanation of 'power in-fighting' is the same.


Simple - Direct - having 'Violence of Action'







Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
 In the mean time we should behold the rain that descends on our vineyards,
 it enters the roots of the vines and changes into wine;
 A constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.
 The rest will work itself out with trial and error ....
after all we are human and mistakes are what we do.







Friday, January 2, 2015

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: Pleasure and Pain

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: Pleasure and Pain: Part II Once upon a midnight dreary,  while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—...

Pleasure and Pain

Part II




 
Once upon a midnight dreary, 
while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
    While I nodded, nearly napping,
 suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered,
 “tapping at my chamber door—
            Only this and nothing more.

The Raven
-Edgar Allen Poe-


Since my experiment regarding the validity of the 'tap tap' use of Kyusho in self defense
was 'so rudely interrupted'  by the holidays, this segment has been delayed...

What we do know about the use of this style of defense is that it's effectiveness
is minimized, if not eliminated by body conditioning (iron shirt ect.)
If we throw  a conditioned mind into the mix, it's unlikely it's of any use at all.

When combined with Uechi Ryu as a foundation (delivery system); as demonstrated
 by Jim Maloney, Art Rabesa, Ed Hulse, Van Canna  and others 'in the know',
Kyusho acts like a kind of  'GPS'  for the Lamborgini of infighting styles.


My friend Denise is a blogger 'of the heart', she would say,

In life we either make good or bad choices.

 The bad ones bring pleasure for a little while but the pain always follows.

 The good choices may cause pain but our heart tells us it's right.
  Our way is not always the best way but,
 doing something right when no one is watching
Is a signature of our personal truth, our essence.

 The resulting 'feel good, feeling' empowers us for the next 'fight'. 




I find it somewhat empowering to believe that I have a functional 'GPS'
onboard when it's 'go time' but there is no substitute for 
old fashioned training and conditioning.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The Good Touch

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The Good Touch: In martial arts life and love we are all susceptible to the fantasy of 'the good touch'. The old Kung Fu master touched h...